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Calculation, Perception, and Intelligence

Is your brain a computer? Obviously, it’s not made out of silicon, but is your brain just a biological calculator that determines your actions by doing some kind of calculation? Many people seem to think so, but I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Wordsmithing…

Just a quick thought tonight… There are lots of words in English that are derived from proper nouns–things like “Kleenex” or “to xerox” something are more recent additions to our vocabulary, but there are also older words–such as “sandwich” (named … Continue reading

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The Gravity of Consciousness

This will not be a fully-fleshed out idea. It will be a start. And it will have an extremely long set up. Bear with me.. and don’t get eaten by any bears along the way… Backing up–it should be clear … Continue reading

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Something wrong with discussions of free will…

Okay, so I made the mistake of reading this article on Free Will today by John Tierney in the New York Times. To say I was irritated and flummoxed would be fairly accurate, methinks. From what I can tell–although it’s … Continue reading

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Signal processing vs. Symbol Processing

So–this is going to be a hash through post–a kind of processing exercise in the virtual realm.. I want to talk about–or at least start to talk about the ideas, notions, meanings, etc. that go into the conceptions and processes … Continue reading

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Another old post of mine–free will and determinism…

This entry in the Philosophy of Nom was again inspired by a blog entry over at the Atlantic Magazine’s list of blogs. This one came from a couple of posts on Andrew Sullivan’s blog by one of his under-bloggers named … Continue reading

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Really? Seriously? This is your argument against free will and moral responsibility?

Okay.  I read this article about free will in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago and it infuriated me. Then–it was just linked to again on Andrew Sullivan as he linked to this post by Jonah Lehrer … Continue reading

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